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Category Specialist

  • Location

    Watford, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Charlotte Culhane

  • Contact email:

    charlotte.culhane@butlerross.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    CC1777_1545384793

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-21

Excellent opportunity for a Category Specialist working with a leading services company based in Watford, with an excellent salary up to £40k. This role is due to recent growth and will sit within the Procurement team, focusing on Purchasing, Supply Chain and Tender process.

As a Category Specialist, you will be involved in all aspects managing a category, from tender process to end to end supply chain.

Responsibilities of the Category Specialist;

  • Delivering sourcing principles across all categories, including clinical and non clinical.
  • Working closely with key stakeholders to understand specific requirements.
  • Drive delivery of all category targets.
  • Maintain knowledge of supplier markets, sub categories and capabilities.
  • Working with key suppliers to improve quality, performance and drive down cost.
  • Lead negotiation of commercial contracts with suppliers
  • Manage supplier relationships, ensuring business needs are met through contract lifecycle.
  • Expert for the specific category with understanding of market, industry and best practice.

Key Requirements for the Category Specialist;

  • Experience in managing sole category, ideally Medical, HR, Professional Services, Marketing or similar.
  • Experience in Clinical and/or non-clinical sourcing
  • Educated to a degree level within Supply Chain, Business or similar field.
  • Member of CIPS

This role would suit someone with previous experience as; Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Manager, Category Specialist, Procurement Assistant.